Mr. JI Youhong, aged 57, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board since May 2022, and an executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since September 2016. He is the Chairman of the Strategy and Investment Committee, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and an authorised representative of the Company. Mr. JI joined the Group in October 2003 and had served various managerial positions of the Company including the general manager of various cement and concrete subsidiaries, the Marketing Controller from November 2008 to December 2012 and the Regional General Manager (Guangxi) from April 2012 to September 2016. He currently serves as the director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is a senior engineer of building materials accredited by the Private Enterprise Senior Engineer Panel of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Mr. JI graduated from the Nanjing Industrial College (currently known as Southeast University), China with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1985 and a master’s degree in inorganic and non-metallic materials in 1988. He has over 30 years of experience in construction materials engineering and marketing. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the China Building Materials Federation, the Vice Chairman of the China Cement Association and the Vice President of the eighth Session Council of the China Concrete and Cement Products Association.
Mr. ZHU Ping, aged 56, has been appointed as a non-executive Director since October 2021. He is a member of the Nomination Committee, the Risk and Compliance Committee and the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Company. Mr. ZHU has been appointed as a director of China Resources Environmental Protection Technology Limited since December 2021, worked in China Resources Gas (Holdings) Limited from September 2004 to September 2021, and had served various managerial positions including the Head of Administration and the Vice President responsible for operation and management of North China Region. He had served as a Deputy General Manager of Huainan Gas Corporation; an Executive Deputy General Manager of Yuyao Urban Natural Gas Co., Ltd. from 2000 to 2001; a Senior Project Manager of Xinao Gas Holdings Limited (currently known as ENN Energy Holdings Limited) and the General Manager of Wenzhou Xin'ao Gas Co., Ltd. from 2001 to 2004. Mr. ZHU successively studied Secretarial Profession from the Anhui Normal University, China and Management Science and Engineering from the Donghua University, China, and has over 30 years' experience in corporate management.
Mr. CHEN Kangren, aged 58, has been appointed as a non-executive Director since October 2021. He is a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee and the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Company. Mr. CHEN was the Deputy General Manager of China Resources Asset Management Limited from March 2021 to August 2021, the Deputy General Manager of SINOMACH Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd. from December 2015 to March 2021, and worked in Guangzhou Mechanical Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. (formerly known as the Guangzhou Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, and the Guangzhou Machine Tool Research Institute of the Ministry of Machine-Building Industry) from September 1994 to December 2015 as the Deputy General Manager, Associate Dean, Financial Controller and various managerial positions. He served as the director and Vice Chairman of Hainan Drinda Automotive Trim Co., Ltd. (listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange) from October 2015 to October 2021 and from October 2015 to October 2018 respectively. Mr. CHEN obtained a bachelor's degree of engineering in radioactive geological survey and exploration from the Department of Geology of the Taigu Geological School, China (currently known as East China University of Technology) in 1984 and a master's degree of business administration from the Jinan University, China in 1995, and is a qualified PRC Certified Accountant. He has over 25 years’ experience in financial and corporate management.
Mr. YANG Changyi, aged 61, has been appointed as a non-executive Director since October 2021. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Company. Mr. YANG worked in China Resources Gas (Holdings) Limited from August 2003 to January 2021 and had served various managerial positions including the Vice President responsible for operation and management of South China Region, the Chairman of Qingdao Energy China Resources Gas Limited, the General Manager of Jinran China Resources Gas Co., Ltd., the General Manager of Zhengzhou China Resources Gas Limited, the General Manager of Xiamen China Resources Gas Co., Ltd., the Financial Controller of Chengdu City Gas Co., Ltd. (currently known as Chengdu Gas Group Corporation Ltd.) and the Financial Controller of Suzhou China Resources Gas Co., Ltd. He successively studied Technology Economy and Management in the Hohai University, China and Ideological and Political Education in the Nanjing Normal University, China. He is also a qualified accountant in the PRC, and has over 30 years' experience in financial and corporate management.
Mr. IP Shu Kwan Stephen, aged 70, has been an independent non-executive Director since August 2008. He is the chairman of the Risk and Compliance Committee of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration and Appraisal Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. IP graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in social sciences in 1973. Mr. IP joined the Hong Kong Government in November 1973 and was promoted to the rank of Director of Bureau in April 1997. He worked in the Hong Kong Government as a Principal Official from July 1997 to June 2007. Senior positions held by Mr. IP in the past include Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner for Labour, Secretary for Economic Services and Secretary for Financial Services. Mr. IP took up the position of Secretary for Economic Development and Labour in July 2002. His portfolio in respect of economic development covered air and sea transport, logistics development, tourism, energy, postal services, meteorological services, competition and consumer protection. He was also responsible for labour policies including matters relating to employment services, labour relations and employees rights.
In his capacity as Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr. IP was a member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority Board, the Mandatory Provident Fund Authority Board, the Hong Kong International Theme Parks Company Board as well as the Chairman of the Logistics Development Council, Port Development Board, Maritime Industry Council and Aviation Development Advisory Committee. Mr. IP retired from the Hong Kong Government in July 2007. Mr. IP received the Gold Bauhinia Star award from the Hong Kong Government in 2001, and is an unofficial Justice of the Peace. Mr. IP was an independent non-executive director of Synergis Holdings Limited from September 2008 to December 2017. Mr. IP has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of six other listed companies on the main board of the Stock Exchange, namely, Lai Sun Development Company Limited since December 2009, Kingboard Laminates Holdings Limited since May 2011, Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited since October 2011, Nameson Holdings Limited since April 2018, Million Cities Holdings Limited since June 2018 and C-Mer Eye Care Holdings Limited since November 2020.
Mr. SHEK Lai Him Abraham, aged 76, has been an independent non-executive Director since January 2011. He is the chairman of the Remuneration and Appraisal Committee of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee of the Company. Mr, SHEK was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 1995, awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2007 and awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2013. Mr. SHEK was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong representing the real estate and construction functional constituency from 2000 to 2021.
Mr. SHEK has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of Goldin Financial Holdings Limited, and re-designated from independent non-executive Director to executive Director since March 2021; and has been appointed as the advisor of SJM Holdings Limited since May 2021. He acts as an independent non-executive director of numerous companies listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, including Paliburg Holdings Limited since July 2002, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited since March 2004, Chuang's Consortium International Limited since May 2004, NWS Holdings Limited since September 2004, Regal Portfolio Management Limited (the manager of Regal Real Estate Investment Trust) since February 2006, Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited (the manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust) since March 2006, Country Garden Holdings Company Limited since December 2006, Chuang's China Investments Limited since April 2008, ITC Properties Group Limited since September 2010, Lai Fung Holdings Limited since December 2012, Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited since December 2013, Everbright Grand China Assets Limited since January 2018, CSI Properties Limited since July 2018, Far East Consortium International Limited since June 2019, Landing International Development Limited since August 2020 and Hao Tian International Construction Investment Group Limited since October 2020 and International Alliance Financial Leasing Co., Limited since July 2021. Mr. SHEK was also an independent non-executive director of MTR Corporation Limited from December 2007 to May 2019, Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited from September 2007 to June 2020, and Goldin Financial Holdings Limited from January 2017 to March 2021 and SJM Holdings Limited from October 2007 to May 2021, companies listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange. He is an Honorary Court member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Court and Council Member of the University of Hong Kong, a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and an independent non-executive director of Ping An OneConnect Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr. SHEK was also a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and an Independent Member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of English Schools Foundation. He graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Education.
Madam ZENG Xuemin, aged 77, has been an independent non-executive Director since August 2008. She is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration and Appraisal Committee and the Strategy and Investment Committee of the Company. Madam ZENG is a senior engineer at professor level accredited by the State Economic and Trade Commission and a registered consulting engineer (investment) accredited by the National Development and Reform Commission of China. She studied at the Beijing Architecture and Industrial Institute from 1963 to 1968 and started her career and served at Benxi Gongyuan Cement Factory as a technician and director of the laboratory between 1969 and 1983. From 1984 to March 2001, she worked at the Production Division and the Planning Division of the State Building Materials Bureau and served as the deputy director and the director of the various departments and divisions. She was the Vice President of the China Cement Association from April 2001 to April 2014 and has been appointed as a distinguished expert since July 2014. She has been the branch officer of China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization from July 2002 to date. Madam ZENG is specialized on managing the development and planning for, and the scientific advancement, policies and laws and regulations, construction investment as well as setting up the relevant standards and quotas applicable to the building materials industry. She took the lead in formulating the relevant building materials industry development plans for the Seventh Five-Year Plan, Eighth Five-Year Plan, Ninth Five-Year Plan and Tenth Five-Year Plan and in setting up a wide spectrum of construction standards and quotas for the building materials industry, including the standards of design for a cement factory. In the area of engineering and construction management, she was awarded with a number of Grade 1 and Grade 2 prizes at the provincial level.
Mr. NG Kam Wah Webster, aged 48, has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director since June 2022. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Nomination Committee, a member of the Remuneration and Appraisal Committee and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee of the Company. Mr. NG obtained a diploma in accounting from the School of Professional and Continuing Education, the University of Hong Kong in 1997, has been the founder and the sole proprietor of Webster Ng & Co. since 2001, and has over 27 years of experience in accounting and auditing. He is a practising Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser in Hong Kong, and is currently a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors, and founding member of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association, and assumes various positions in associations involving finance and auditing. Mr. NG currently serves as a member of sixth-term Election Committee (Accountancy) of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a non-executive director of eMPF Platform Company Limited, a member of Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee, a member of Lump Sum Grant Steering Committee, the Honorary Treasurer of Social Workers Registration Board, a member of Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of the Independent Commission against Corruption, a member of District Fight Crime Committee, Sai Kung, a member of the finance, audit and risk committee of Medecins Sans Frontieres (HK) Limited and the Honorary Auditor of the North Kwai Chung District Scout Council, Scout Association of Hong Kong. Mr. NG was appointed an independent non-executive director of UNQ Holdings Limited (listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) in June 2020 with effect from June 2021.